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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Oct 22, 2009 3:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mid 70s recordings are flat, uninspired...blah

That, and I must defend the year of my birth.

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Oct 22, 2009 4:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mid 70s recordings are flat, uninspired...blah

My birth year as well, and I dig 1971 big time! The sound is so fresh, vibrant, fat.... crisp. They're still youthful sounding, whereas even by 1974 they seem to have lost alot of that irreplaceable youthful vigor.

Meanwhile, you & I were crying for our milk.

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Poster: high flow Date: Oct 22, 2009 5:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mid 70s recordings are flat, uninspired...blah

4/5/71 makes my ears smoke.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1971-04-05.sbd.cantor.gmb.96269.flac16

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Oct 22, 2009 7:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mid 70s recordings are flat, uninspired...blah

Thanks for the pointer - i I've been meaning to discover another '71 gem, and this is a new one to me.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Oct 22, 2009 7:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mid 70s recordings are flat, uninspired...blah

Is it just me or is April 1971 one of the best months ever? This must be Pig's peak with the band. 4/8, 4/13, 4/17, the Fillmore shows, it just doesn't get any better (and I'm an 80's guy saying this)

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Oct 23, 2009 12:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: mid 70s recordings are flat, uninspired...blah

April was great, but so was November and December of '71. December just SHINES! I don't think they played an off show during the whole month! From Boston, to Madison Square Garden, the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, the Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor and Winterland in San Francisco you will find a treasure trove of shows. A VERY IMPRESSIVE run of shows! Here is but ONE favorite from December:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-10.sbd.yerys.1311.sbeok.shnf